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Thru-Hiking Coaching

Thru-Hiking Coaching

Regular price $175.00 USD
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Appalachian Trail Coaching

Get hands-on, one-on-one coaching with thru-hiker, author, and Backpacker Radio co-host, Zach "Badger" Davis.  

Coaching Sessions are one full hour, conducted via Google Meet Video Chat.  Each call can be catered toward whatever questions, stresses, or subjects you wish- whether it's related to what gear to pack, how to physically train for your hike, or how to properly mentally prepare for the endeavor. 

About Zach:

  • He's accrued more than 7,000 miles of backpacking, including completed hikes of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, Long Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, Wonderland Trail, Trans Catalina Trail, Timberline Trail, and more. 
  • Zach is the author of Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials, books written specifically to mentally prepare those who aspir to thru-hike the AT and/or PCT. 
  • Zach is the co-host of Backpacker Radio, the #1 hiking podcast. 
  • Zach is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Trek, a media company dedicated to all things long-distance backpacking.

What Others Are Saying

"Zach was super helpful preparing me for my AT Thru-hike. He helped me with figuring out the right gear I'll need to buy and where to get it, and answered all of my questions that I haven't been able to find in any books I've read. I definitely feel much less stressed and more prepared for the hike." - Drew B.

"Zach is a fantastic resource and support person for anyone considering hiking the Appalachian Trail. In our hour long session Zach offered me the right mix of realistic advice, encouragement and resources to help me feel more prepared and excited for this awesome adventure. Once you've worked with Zach you are part of his team and he takes personal interest in your success on the AT. Can't imagine a better person in my corner."Laura H.

Why Not to Book Thru-Hiking Coaching

If you are budget-strapped, you can find a wealth of articles, videos, and podcasts available to better prepare you for your backpacking goals at for FREE. All of Zach's best mental preparation advice is included in Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials, available for less than the cost of a large pizza!

Backpacker Radio Fans

You can schedule a call with both Zach and fellow Backpacker Radio co-host, Juliana Chauncey aka "Chaunce". 


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